Sophomore JJ Holen and the 49ers travel to the Anteater Invitational at El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel. (Photo by Cameron Fujimoto/LBSU)
March 24, 2013
2012-13 LONG BEACH STATE MEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 8
at 33rd Annual Anteater Invitational
Hosted by UC Irvine
El Niguel Country Club - Par-72, 7,060-yards
Laguna Niguel, Calif.
The Long Beach State men's golf team travels to south Orange County for the 33rd Annual Anteater Invitational hosted by UC Irvine. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will take place at the par-72, 7,060-yard El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel. First and second round action is scheduled for Monday, Mar. 25 and the final 18 holes concluding on Tuesday, Mar. 26.
LBSU will be among a 11-team field at this year's Anteater Invitational as seniors Raymond Ho and Philip Chian, sophomore JJ Holen and freshmen Daniel Chian and Kevin Lee go up against UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Loyola Marymount, UC Santa Barbara, Sacramento State, Santa Clara, Colorado, Brown and St. John's.
Live scoring of all three rounds of the 33rd Annual Anteater Invitational will be provided on golfgamebook.com.
LAST YEAR AT THE ANTEATER INVITE
The 49ers are the defending Anteater Invitational champions after capturing their record fifth tournament title last year at Shady Canyon Country Club in Irvine. The 49ers won by eight shots over second-place St. John's (+18) to finish with a 54-hole score of 10-over 862. LBSU was led by former 49er Kevin Lim as he claimed individual medalist honors with a 1-under 212, edging former teammate Kevin Roy by one stroke.
LBSU is coming off an 11th place finish at the 16-team Don Puckette National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. The 49ers tallied a 54-hole score of 21-over 885 at the Omni Tucson National Golf Club. Freshman Kevin Leepaced the 49ers as he tied for 29th with a 2-under 218.
LBSU WINS DEL WALKER INTERCOLLEGIATE
The 49ers overcame an eight-shot deficit in the final round of the 17th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic to win the team title at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach. LBSU recorded a tournament low 274 to finish with a 54-hole score of 2-under par 838. The 49ers were the only team in the tournament to finish under par. The tournament host held a three-stroke lead over second-place Pacific as the Tigers finished at 1-over. Senior Raymond Ho paced the 49ers firing a final round 69 to tie for fifth. This was Ho's second consecutive top-10 finish this season. The Cerritos native carded his second 69 of the tournament to finish with a 54-hole score at even-210.
49ERS WIN FOLINO INVITATIONAL FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
LBSU overcame a six-shot deficit going into the final round from tournament leader UC Irvine at the Folino Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Club. The 49ers finished with a 54-hole total of 8-over par 872 to hold off the second-place Anteaters by four strokes. Freshman Daniel Chian led the way for LBSU, tying for fourth shooting, finishing with an even-216. Senior Raymond Ho and freshman Kevin Lee also finished in the top-10, tying for sixth and 10th respectively.
NINERS CLOSES OUT FALL SEASON AT BILL CULLUM
Freshman Daniel Chian led the way for LBSU tying for 12th place at the Bill Cullum Invitational at the Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. Chian fired rounds of 74, 70 and 72 to finish with an even-216. The 49ers finished in 12th out of 20 teams recording a 54-hole score of 33-over 897.
HO TIES FOR SECOND AT VCU SHOOTOUT
Senior Raymond Horecorded a 2-under par 214 to tie for second place at the VCU Shootout in Manakin-Sabot, Va. Ho led the way for LBSU recording rounds of 71, 71 and 72 at the Hermitage Country Club to finish just four strokes behind first. LBSU placed third in the 12-team field at 24-over 888.
LBSU STARTS SEASON OFF IN IOWA
LBSU kicked off the fall season at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa. The 49ers tied for 11th place with a three-day score of 39-over 903. Senior Philip Chian was the top player for LBSU as he tied for 37th at 10-over 226.
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